Elephant Lord

John Kistler Kistlerj@msn.com 1308637921339

ACTION ADVENTURE EPIC HISTORICAL FICTION WAR YOUNG ADULT

17th Century or Earlier

John Kistler

Logline

A black boy becomes Hannibal's elephant rider in the war against Rome circa 218 BC.

Genre

Action, Adventure, Epic, Historical Fiction, War, Young Adult

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Male leaning

Setting

ancient north Africa, western Europe, Italy

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: No

Starting Description

Midru, a north African slave, has a talent working with elephants. He is drawn into the war between Rome and Carthage under Hannibal. All of the famous events including the crossing of the Alps, major battles, and Hannibal's defeat by Scipio Africanus are dramatized. Open ended, for sequels.

Ending Description

Although Scipio defeats Hannibal, the protagonist Midru and his elephant escape from the Carthaginian army. Midru is an animal lover and not the warmonger desired by Hannibal.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Coming of Age, Philosophical Questions

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Midru

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Underdog, Empathetic, Faithful, Insecure, Naive, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Hannibal

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Leader, Manipulative, Patriotic, Power-hungry, Aggressive, Confident, Decisive, Masculine, Blunt

Additional Character Details

Name: Surus

Age: 8

Gender:

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Obedient, Adventurous, Aggressive, Badass, Faithful

Additional Character Details

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Logline

A black boy becomes Hannibal's elephant rider in the war against Rome circa 218 BC.

Short Summary

Midru, a north African slave, has a talent working with elephants. He is drawn into the war between Rome and Carthage under Hannibal. All of the famous events including the crossing of the Alps, major battles, and Hannibal's defeat by Scipio Africanus are dramatized. Open ended, for sequels.


Although Scipio defeats Hannibal, the protagonist Midru and his elephant escape from the Carthaginian army. Midru is an animal lover and not the warmonger desired by Hannibal.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Midru

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Underdog, Empathetic, Faithful, Insecure, Naive, Perseverance

Character 1

Name: Hannibal

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Leader, Manipulative, Patriotic, Power-hungry, Aggressive, Confident, Decisive, Masculine, Blunt

Character 2

Name: Surus

Age: 8

Gender:

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Obedient, Adventurous, Aggressive, Badass, Faithful

Supplemental Materials

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